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Old 02-15-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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When driving home today I took the route that goes around Rouge Park and noticed something strange. On the side of the road, in the gravel, there were a bunch of cars parked with people inside them, seemingly at random. Mostly guys in their 40s or 50s, mostly driving newer model cars (I spotted a couple Wranglers, a Caravan, an Optima and some others). Parked next to nothing in particular, in the middle of relative nowhere, on Outer/Rouge between Warren and Schoolcraft, in broad daylight. What can they possibly be doing there?
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:58 PM
 
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Hooking up - where have you been? Remember the story of the senator who was in an airport bathroom in Minneapolis and tapped his foot for a quickie and the guy in the other stall was a cop.

People of all ages still have the urge to hook up on the side and as long as restrooms and parks exist - so will hooking up in the wild or under a stall.

Just ignore it and hope it's not your spouse. Or play at your own risk.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Hooking up - where have you been? Remember the story of the senator who was in an airport bathroom in Minneapolis and tapped his foot for a quickie and the guy in the other stall was a cop.

People of all ages still have the urge to hook up on the side and as long as restrooms and parks exist - so will hooking up in the wild or under a stall.

Just ignore it and hope it's not your spouse. Or play at your own risk.
Seriously, it's that simple of an explanation??? I thought of another nefarious activity (coppin'), but, ffs, this is not what I would call inconspicuous...

Damn, I was hoping it was some cool Detroit-native activity like bird-watching (who knows what herons live in those marshes) or somesuch.

Well...shiт, could have just googled it, I guess. Carry on, move along, nothing to see here.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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You actually feel a tinge guilty for people who still do random hookups whatever they may be in public or solicit - there's apps for all of that now a days folks - hence the age of 40/50 reference - there's - Tinder (straight), Grindr (gay), Coffee and Bagels (platonic). Plus Craigslist for everything else.

There's absolutely zero excuse for anyone to get busted by a cop for anything - a la Melvin Butch Hallowell style a few years back picking up a working girl outside Dutch Girl Donuts.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:11 PM
 
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There's absolutely zero excuse for anyone to get busted by a cop for anything - a la Melvin Butch Hallowell style a few years back picking up a working girl outside Dutch Girl Donuts.
I thought there were enough cops in that area, but reading the results of my Google search apparently they've kind of let the place go. No wonder I was going 50 in a 25 (which, to me, is artificially low anyways) without so much as a how do you do.
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Old 02-15-2017, 04:25 PM
 
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There's a Detroit Police gun range right in Rouge Park - that's probably why you always seem them coming and going.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:06 AM
 
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Hooking up - where have you been? Remember the story of the senator who was in an airport bathroom in Minneapolis and tapped his foot for a quickie and the guy in the other stall was a cop.

People of all ages still have the urge to hook up on the side and as long as restrooms and parks exist - so will hooking up in the wild or under a stall.

Just ignore it and hope it's not your spouse. Or play at your own risk.
I live 4 blocks from Rouge Park and jog once or twice weekly in the park. I always wondered why those cars were parked along the roads. I thought it was just people buying/using drugs. I can't believe in this day and age that Rouge Park is still a spot for gay cruising. Homosexuality is way more accepted today and like BelleIsle said, you have Grindr and Craigslist.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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There's a Detroit Police gun range right in Rouge Park - that's probably why you always seem them coming and going.
I see them pulling people over on Warren, as well, but they don't seem to venture onto the park drives.
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